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Smyril Line order two environmentally friendly ro-ro cargo ships

Smyril Line has signed a contract with the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China to build two new cargo ships.

The two identical ro-ro ships, measuring 190m in length and with 3,300 lane metres of space, will join Smyril Line’s current network, and are planned to enter service in 2026.

The ships are designed for optimal year-round seaworthiness in the North Atlantic with emphasis on crew comforts and wellbeing.

The ships are being designed in close cooperation with Knud E. Hansen, naval architects, who, together with the extensive experience of Smyril Line in the North Atlantic, will ensure that the ships are built for the special route between Europe, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.

The ships will be environmentally friendly, meeting all international emission standards. Compared to the company’s existing fleet, they will emit significantly less CO2 per transported ton.

At the same time, the ships will be equipped with a battery system and the possibility for shore power, so port operations can be conducted without emissions. The ships will also be prepared to sail on e-methanol, which is considered to be the best future choice for green energy at Smyril Line.

Smyril Line has signed a contract with the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China to build two new cargo ships.

The two identical ro-ro ships, measuring 190m in length and with 3,300 lane metres of space, will join Smyril Line’s current network, and are planned to enter service in 2026.

The ships are designed for optimal year-round seaworthiness in the North Atlantic with emphasis on crew comforts and wellbeing.

The ships are being designed in close cooperation with Knud E. Hansen, naval architects, who, together with the extensive experience of Smyril Line in the North Atlantic, will ensure that the ships are built for the special route between Europe, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.

The ships will be environmentally friendly, meeting all international emission standards. Compared to the company’s existing fleet, they will emit significantly less CO2 per transported ton.

At the same time, the ships will be equipped with a battery system and the possibility for shore power, so port operations can be conducted without emissions. The ships will also be prepared to sail on e-methanol, which is considered to be the best future choice for green energy at Smyril Line.

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